Riley - RME 1½ Litre Saloon RHD - 1954

Description
Riley - RME 1½ Litre Saloon RHD - 1954
Located in: Netherlands - with Dutch registration - 89783 mi - 3 - Good condition: visible signs of wear and general aging

Beautiful, original and very rare Riley RME 1½ L Saloon from 1954 in patina condition.

This Riley was registered in the Netherlands in 1990 and is extensively documented, including the original manual, a service parts list and other documentation, photos etc. In the colour scheme grey/green and with the well-known ‘wheel spats’ at the rear.
It also comes with a magazine dated August 1991 in which there is a story about the car’s owner who restored the Riley at the time.

The RME was built/produced from 1952 to 1955, whilst this version was only made in 1954. The body was different from the original model; the running boards were gone, whilst the front and rear mudguards were newly designed. There were only eight restored RMEs of this type in the Netherlands back in 1991. In terms of looks, the RME has character traits of a Rolls Royce. The owner at the time called the car the common man’s Rolls Royce. The RME is a decent car and nicely finished for that time, the burl wood dashboard and beige leather interior are in a neat patina condition. The engine was also overhauled at the time and the Riley has been kept in dry storage over the years. Registered with the Riley Club Holland since the 1990s.

In short, a rare and unique Riley RME 1½ L for many more years of driving fun.

The Riley has naturally sustained signs of wear and age over the years given its age and some minor cracks in the paint, please see photos.

You are more than welcome to view this car in our showroom and to take it for a test drive before you place a bid.

The car can be viewed and picked up in Oldemarkt, the Netherlands.

DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, WE’RE HAPPY TO KEEP YOUR PURCHASED CAR IN OUR INDOOR STORAGE FACILITY FREE OF CHARGE.

Lot details
Brand
Riley
Model Type
RME 1½ Litre Saloon RHD
Year
1954
Located in
Netherlands
Body style
Sedan
Mileage reading
89783 mi
Registration papers
with Dutch registration
Transmission
Manual
Fuel
Petrol
Colour
Grey
Horse Power
12
Condition (Overall)
3 - Good condition: visible signs of wear and general aging
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